Jan 19 - May 1, 2022
UCSB AD&A Museum Santa Barbara, CA
This exhibition presents a new and dynamic body of work by celebrated Afro-Cuban American artist Harmonia Rosales. Rosales’ interweaving of representations from ancient Greek and Yoruba mythologies invites viewers to challenge their ideas about identity and empowerment. Women and people of color, the protagonists of her canvases, assume roles of power and beauty in exquisite imaginings of ancient myths and Renaissance paintings.
Harmonia Rosales: Entwined is organized by the AD&A Museum and is curated by Helen Morales, the Argyropoulos Professor of Hellenic Studies, in collaboration with the artist, Dr. Sophia Quach McCabe, and Polyxeni Trikoulis. Generous support is provided by the Argyropoulos endowment in Hellenic Studies and the Departments of Classics, Religious Studies, Black Studies, Chicana and Chicano Studies, History of Art and Architecture, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the Capps Center, the Center for Black Studies Research, the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, the Division of Humanities & Fine Arts, and the Society for Classical Studies’ “Ancient Worlds, Modern Communities” initiative.
Next Up: Harmonia Rosales on Her Work and Greek and Yoruba Mythologies…
Jan 3, 2022
There’s something simultaneously familiar and startling about the art of Harmonia Rosales. Sometimes overtly, other times subtly, her paintings allude to Renaissance masterpieces — tableaus of gods and mortals, often drawn from Greek mythology…
Jan 19, 2022
Upon entering Harmonia Rosales’s show Entwined, on view now through May 1 at UC Santa Barbara’s Art, Design & Architecture Museum (AD&A), one could easily imagine having stumbled into a gallery devoted to the painting of the 15th-century Italian Renaissance…
Apr 7, 2022